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CMS corrects definitions of non-selective angiography codes in 2009 HCPCS update

Briefings on APCs, February 1, 2009

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by Kimberly Anderwood Hoy, Esq., JD, CPC

In 2003, CMS published revised definitions for two codes (G0275 and G0278), that describe non-selective renal and iliac/femoral artery angiography performed at the time of cardiac catheterization or coronary angiography. When these codes appeared in the HCPCS data file published by CMS, the long descriptors left out the word "non-selective." The HCPCS data file now contains the correct long descriptors for these codes.

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